Homeowners in the state of Maryland should be aware that as of Jan. 1, 2018, there were new residential smoke alarm requirements put into place, as per a bill passed by the MarylandRead more
Thursday, October 08, 2020 Lauren Bunting
Information from a recent Sears Home Services survey is showing that the pandemic has prompted homeowners to reevaluate their homes.
Thursday, October 01, 2020 Lauren Bunting
In Worcester County, homeowners may utilize the zoning use called the Accessory Structure to gain additional living quarters.
Thursday, September 17, 2020 Lauren Bunting
The National Association of Realtors Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, released a video report that dissects the latest homes sales numbers, talks about what could make the market even stronger, and forecasts what’s aheadRead more
Thursday, September 03, 2020 Lauren Bunting
At the beginning of the summer, we reported that demand has been very strong in the Ocean City market and surrounding areas since the end of April.
Thursday, July 23, 2020 Lauren Bunting
Below is the final summary of the 2020 legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly on items that were passed and put into legislation affecting the real estate industry as it relates toRead more
Thursday, July 09, 2020 Lauren Bunting
Below is a summary of the 2020 legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly on items that were passed and put into legislation affecting the real estate industry as it relates to affordableRead more
Thursday, June 11, 2020 Lauren Bunting
The appraisal of a home is an important step in the real estate process, one that can certainly make or break a deal.
Thursday, June 04, 2020 Lauren Bunting
Demand has been very strong in the Ocean City market over the past month due to both being in our spring market (although somewhat postponed due to covid-19) and historically low interest rates.<> Read more
Thursday, May 10, 2018 Lauren Bunting
Real Estate Report:
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) sends a summary of coverage document to homeowners who carry flood insurance. This document provides basic information on flood policies, their coverage and explanation on flood insuranceRead more
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Lauren Bunting
Maryland REALTORS® released their Maryland Year End sales figures, and announced that in 2017, residential sales in Maryland climbed by 3.2 percent, or more than 2,500 homes across the state. Eighteen of Maryland's 24 jurisdictions posted gains in homeRead more
Friday, December 01, 2017 Lauren Bunting
Smells are an important factor when listing your home for sale, right up there with the visual presentation of a home. Top smells to check for are: garbage, pet smells, mold, body odor and tobacco.
Friday, February 06, 2015 Lauren Bunting
"Remodeling” magazine issues an annual “Cost vs. Value Report” that highlights the remodeling projects that offer the best bang for your buck.
This year’s report touted the following projects as top on the list as far as return on your investment:
• New Entry Door: replacing your entry door withRead more
Friday, April 11, 2014 Lauren Bunting
Have you ever dreamed of delving into real estate investments but didn't know how to get started?
There is an online, free resource called BiggerPockets.com that offers real estate networking and information resource platforms, created for professionals, investors, homeowners, and other aficionados. With over 150,000 members, theirRead more
Friday, February 07, 2014 Lauren Bunting
So you want to buy a home, but don’t know where to begin. Many prospective homebuyers call an agent to see a property before figuring out what they really want in a home and also before the other crucial first step — getting pre-qualified.
Buyers should sitRead more
Friday, January 10, 2014 Lauren Bunting
The National Association of Realtors recently released information about REach, the strategic accelerator for technology startups created and managed by the NAR's investment fund, Second Century Ventures.
Applications to join the second-year class are being acceptedRead more
Friday, March 01, 2013 Lauren Bunting
Real Estate Report: Real Estate Rebound Buyers
There is a contingency of buyers referred to as "rebound buyers" or "boomerang buyers"--these are the people who lost homes in foreclosures or short sales during the housing bust who are striving to be homeowners again.
It is estimatedRead more
Sunday, April 01, 2012 Lauren Bunting
Changes Affecting Home Buyers and Sellers:
Various legislative changes and industry modifications are made throughout the year that can affect both homebuyers and sellers. Here are two of the more significant changes in 2012.
FHA Fees Change: Effective April 1, 2012 there will be an increase toRead more
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 Lauren Bunting
Holding out to try and find the lowest price is not always the best strategy...
Are your feet stuck in the sand when it comes to investing? Not sure what to do with your money in today’s economic climate? Here’s an interesting perspective on today’s financial opportunities fromRead more
Monday, August 01, 2011 Lauren Bunting
Real Estate Report: "Move Up" Buyers Stuck in Mud
Our real estate market is missing an important element these days. Many homeowners who would like to upgrade to a larger home, commonly referred to as the "move up" buyer, have to hold off making a move.
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 Lauren Bunting
Have you looked at real estate ads lately, and wondered if there was a printing error that caused a box of squiggly lines to appear??
Well, it's no mistake. It's one of the newest mobile internet technologies using 'bar codes", or more specifically dubbed QR codes.
A QR (Quick Response)Read more
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Lauren Bunting
Real Estate Report: Three Helpful Hints to Save on Homeowners Insurance
Homeowner’s insurance is a necessity if your home is mortgaged, and this type of insurance covers the structure of your home and your personal property, asRead more
- Home smoke alarm requirements
- Pandemic creates growing homeowner dissatisfaction
- Accessory Structure helps Wor. Homeowners
- Housing prices increase, but appraisals lag behind
- Housing market could be stronger
- OC area remains in higher demand with low inventory
- New state legislation impacts HOA and condo associations
- Md. legislation affects real estate industry and taxes
- Appraisal of home important part of real estate process
- OC housing market strong because of low interest rate
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